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    I know there's a lot of theme hate here, but if you make absolutely sure it is the RIGHT system menu and RIGHT region you will be ok. Still, I wouldn't do it unless you had bootmii as boot2. I have changed themes several time and never bricked, but I made sure it was the right sys menu and region. Someone on IRC recently asked me how to save his wii from a theme brick because he installed a 4.2U theme on a 4.2E Wii.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lovewiibrew View Post
    but if you make absolutely sure it is the RIGHT system menu and RIGHT region you will be ok.
    Thats assuming that you know the source of the theme. Theres are a lot of different versions of the Darkwii theme out there. Someone takes a source they find, changes it and publishes it. You just don't know what you are getting. No boot2... your asking for trouble.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Krafter View Post
    No boot2... your asking for trouble.

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    if you make absolutely sure it is the RIGHT system menu and RIGHT region you will be ok.
    I agree with Krafter in that the above statement isn't always true. The guys/gals who code these themes don't always know what they're doing. I've bricked multiple times off a bad theme (right off the wiibrew site as one example). Even changed firmware from 3.2->4.0->4.1->4.2 (along with the appropriate sysmenu files, obviously) to experiment and see if they wrote down the wrong number on the download page. I also have a knack for following directions to the letter, so I can certainly attest against user error. Just a bad theme.

    A brick off a bad theme has always been recoverable for me from Bootmii/boot2, but I'd never chance it on a Bootmii/IOS Wii even if I knew the theme worked ten times over. Ain't worth the hassle if it goes south.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lovewiibrew View Post
    Someone on IRC recently asked me how to save his wii from a theme brick because he installed a 4.2U theme on a 4.2E Wii.
    More pointedly, and your answer was? (it's a rhetorical question, designed to perhaps raise the OP's awareness of the downside of this activity without boot2).

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    if I were to brick with theme then I would get a new one for free thanks to gamestops warrenty polocy.

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    And with that attitude, this thread is closed. Warranty policy ain't about you ABUSING your Wii or said return policy.

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